How to make Crossbow?

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I want to make medieval type crossbow, who can give me some helpfull hints, web pages ? thanks.
 

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I found quite a few references by googling on "arbalest crossbow"

(Arbalest was the technical name for one type of crossbows)
 
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anyone have a video on how to make this kind of crossbow ?
I search youtube, but was unable to find. Here is the home made crossbow I am taking about,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/12Q_CrQjLF0&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param [Broken] name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/12Q_CrQjLF0&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>
 
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I'm surprised I haven't seen many compound cross bows. But I wasn't exactly looking either.
 

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